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by BAD BOY
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Catholic Saint Candles - Thanks, Crypto!
Replies: 82
Views: 6463

As far as the lead wicks, you have nothing to worry about. Take it from a science teacher that lead poisoning has been *HUGELY* exaggerated as a danger, just like mercury. The amount of lead wick you'd have to ingest would be absolutely enormous for there to be any ill effect. And that's assuming y...
by BAD BOY
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Toyota Hilux - Best PAW Vehicle? You be the judge
Replies: 38
Views: 5556

I'm pretty sure the Hilux is called the "Tacoma" in North America. If so, I've got the 2003 V-6 4-door model. I don't beat the hell out of it, but its got over 100,000 miles (160K km) with no mechanical problems at all (except new tires). Best vehicle I ever owned. I recommend it to everyone. Not c...
by BAD BOY
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How many locks on your door?
Replies: 36
Views: 3222

Surprising, but nobody mentioned door and strike plate reinforcement. I have 5" screws through all my strike plates (heavy duty style) and 4" screws through the hinges. Hmm... this is something I was wondering about. I did not have a strike plate added to any doors. I was told they were not necessa...
by BAD BOY
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How many locks on your door?
Replies: 36
Views: 3222

I voted 3 but as mentioned the handle lock is a joke and never used. I do however believe I have a really good system. All swinging doors have two deadbolts (non bump key), one has a thumb turn and the other is double keyed. Both locks use different keys and I'll explain why. System works like this-...
by BAD BOY
Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Missing Hiker
Replies: 31
Views: 2230

Has anybody read this book? http://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Survival-Signals-Violence/dp/B00007MF53/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199797574&sr=8-1 Looks like it applies to this type of situation. Read the first few pages, looks like a must read and I'm almost ready for another book :D Thanks,
by BAD BOY
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Catholic Saint Candles - Thanks, Crypto!
Replies: 82
Views: 6463

Have a warning about these you guys should know about. I've heard a large amount of these candles have lead wire wicks. Please make sure they are not heavy metal type before purchasing. Some more info- Candle safety and wicks are important because when candles burn some emit trace amounts of organic...
by BAD BOY
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hiker Missing in GA Mountains
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Very sad! Let this also be a reminder why you don't do things outdoor alone. A similar story like this happened to a guy a few years back in AZ. He actually even had a gun but that's also what he was killed with by three other guys. I'm always on alert myself, even more so when we're in remote area...
by BAD BOY
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free buckle is handy. Pic included
Replies: 18
Views: 2005

Did they send you both halves or just the whistle? Also, it says they only make that in orange??
by BAD BOY
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Multi-Tool and You!
Replies: 78
Views: 5035

Black "tacticool" Leatherman Wave for myself. Selling point was the one hand operation of the main blades and interchangeable screw driver tips. Highly recommend it for these reasons!!

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Great post BTW!!
by BAD BOY
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are there any bags/rucksacks...
Replies: 23
Views: 2862

No problem guys, I would have actually killed for this a month and a half ago. I went on a long trip out of the country but didn't want to bring a bag I had to carry with one hand or roll to and from the airport. I ended up getting a large simple duffel and putting my BOB inside it just to protect t...
by BAD BOY
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: In the Shower..
Replies: 79
Views: 4235

Let the dog have fun for a few minutes, then it's my turn :wink: I'm pretty much always within 10-15 feet from my best friend Glock :D
by BAD BOY
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hiker Missing in GA Mountains
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Very sad! Let this also be a reminder why you don't do things outdoor alone. A similar story like this happened to a guy a few years back in AZ. He actually even had a gun but that's also what he was killed with by three other guys. I'm always on alert myself, even more so when we're in remote areas...
by BAD BOY
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are there any bags/rucksacks...
Replies: 23
Views: 2862

Try this, it just came out. I'll probably pick one up for travel myself. http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=&idproduct=556 http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/catalog/0608g3_2134_detail.jpg http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/catalog/0608g_854_detail.jpg http://www.maxpeditio...
by BAD BOY
Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mock Bug Out Weekend of April 11-13
Replies: 139
Views: 15047

I love this idea and will participate along with my wife if we can on that date. Already though I'm a little miffed that people are bo hooing the fact they might actually have to walk 10-15 miles to BO. In my opinion that should be made part of the whole scenario. I live in the 5th largest city in t...
by BAD BOY
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Any contractors here with wood burning stove advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 622

I'm going to agree with others on this, a top mount is more efficient and easier to install. If you haven't actually purchases the stove yet just remember, any stove with a fan will require power to run which could cut off your heat source in an outage.
by BAD BOY
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Australia this summer
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

A big fluffy pillow to sit on for the flight. Next time I do a trip that long I'm bringing some type of memory foam or alternative to sit on cause my ass was killing me. I even tried gathering up all the small plane pillows and blankets I could but it wasn't enough. Also as mentioned, try to sleep m...
by BAD BOY
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Expiration and Storage information on foodstuffs
Replies: 19
Views: 2712

I believe all those time lines are on the very conservative/ safe side. Still good info to share.
by BAD BOY
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: NHS patients told to treat themselves
Replies: 41
Views: 2004

Patients treated by UK National Health Service: Millions Patients treated by US National Health Service: Zero Specks, logs and eyes come to mind. :roll: Taxes paid by Patients treated by UK National Health Service:Thousands of Millions Taxes paid by Patients treated by US National Health Service: Z...
by BAD BOY
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Truck keeps cutting off.
Replies: 24
Views: 1773

I have a similar GM product and had the same problem you mention. For myself it ended up being the battery cable. I'd check both for bad connections. Unlike older cars the alternator alone can not keep your truck running without the battery hooked up. Start the truck and giggle the cables, if it shu...
by BAD BOY
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 1999 Wrangler - Front end vibration
Replies: 49
Views: 3775

Google search "death wobble" and you'll get a good days worth of reading on the subject. Lots of cause of which all are hard to pin point. Track bar bushings are easily in need of replacement by now but also check the steering box to frame bolts/mount then have someone turn the wheels back and forth...
by BAD BOY
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My EDC
Replies: 32
Views: 3715

I think a folder as mentioned is completely adequate for daily carry. Locking folders have come a long ways in just the last 15yrs. I carried a fixed blade for years prior to that but for the last 12 or so I've carried a good quality folder/lock type knife (Benchmade 9150 AFO). Now I wouldn't look b...
by BAD BOY
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your Every Day Carry.... EDC?
Replies: 380
Views: 81985

You carry all that every single day, every place you go :? Sounds more like your GHO/BOB supplies to me. EDC should be what's on your person Every Day.
by BAD BOY
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mess Kit Test Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 2129

Two potential problems I see. First, the pot needs to be smaller in diameter and taller if you need the volume. You have to much surface area overhanging the heat source. Second thing is the material the pan is made out of. If the pan is stainless steel it's going to take a lot longer time to trans...
by BAD BOY
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mess Kit Test Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 2129

Two potential problems I see. First, the pot needs to be smaller in diameter and taller if you need the volume. You have to much surface area overhanging the heat source. Second thing is the material the pan is made out of. If the pan is stainless steel it's going to take a lot longer time to transf...

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